National Affairs: New Planes

"Everybody who sees an airplane flying overhead," Assistant Navy Secretary for Air Jack Floberg once said, "thinks it's an Air Force plane." This week, to prove that naval aviation is in the game too, Floberg went on TV with models of four secret new planes the Navy had been keeping under wraps. All four, said Floberg, had been tested and ordered into production. The planes:

¶ Grumman's F9F6 "Cougar," a much faster, swept-wing version of the old Grumman Panther now with the fleet.

¶ North American's FJ-2 "Fury," another swept-wing jet fighter capable of...

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